Shaped wire (usually spring steel) is used to create wire forms, which have various uses and are often seen in products that we use every day. Some examples include lightbulb filaments, musical instruments, clocks, pins, pegs, and rivets.
Shaped wire is finished and then bent or formed using external pressure, which is performed using various machining techniques. Possible configuration opportunities are endless, allowing for multiple customization options, which allows this product to be quite diverse in its use cases.
Wire Forms Overview
Custom wire forms are manufactured in a variety of shapes to perform a specific function or functions. Sharp bends are avoided in wire form designs because high concentrations of bending stresses can lead to early fatigue failures.
There are no overall design equations for wire forms, meaning we will work with you to determine the best material, sizing, and manufacturing process to suit your needs.
Custom Wire Forms
MW Components provides custom wire forming for all types of component parts, providing traditional spring functionality in a wide variety of wire sizes from .006″ through 1.00″ and in lengths up to 36″. Additionally, many material options are available – including high strength and annealed spring materials – dependent on design needs and application requirements.
Send us your specs or configure a part.
Wire Forms Manufacturing
We use the highest grades of spring wire in our custom products. Carbon steels include material types such as music wire, basic, hard drawn and oil-tempered chrome silicon & vanadium. We work in a variety of stainless materials from 302 Stainless to 316 SS, 17-7 PH and even more exotic types such as Hastelloy, Inconel and Monel. Material Certifications can be furnished upon request.
- Carbon Steels
- Stainless Steels
We perform several in-house finishing and coating processes as needed for your application. Some options we offer are listed below.
- Black Oxide
- Color Coding
- Gold Electroplating
- Powder Coating
- Zinc Plating